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Portrait painter, born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, married to the artist Teresa Copnall. He studied at Finsbury College and began a business career in Liverpool, painting in his spare time, then a commission enabled him to become a professional portrait painter from 1897. He was a member of NPS, Liverpool Academy and Liver Sketching Club, also showing at Liverpool Autumn Exhibition, RA, RP, RSA and abroad. Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead, has several portraits of local dignitaries by Copnall.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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